WorldCat Identities

Sale, Richard 1946-

Overview
Works: 126 works in 405 publications in 5 languages and 10,111 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Identification guides  Pictorial works  History  Biography  Humor 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Photographer
Classifications: QL695, 590.9113
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Sale
A complete guide to Arctic wildlife by Richard Sale( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiefly a field guide to Arctic birds and mammals
Italiaanse meren by Richard Sale( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scramble for the Arctic : ownership, exploitation and conflict in the far north by Richard Sale( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 2007, the world reacted with consternation as Russia planted a flag beneath the ice of the North Pole, symbolizing the Kremlin's claim to the Arctic with its vast mineral resources, and firing the starting gun on the world's last colonial scramble. With the map literally being redrawn by global warming, the ownership of the Arctic will be one of the defining issues of the next decade
Explorers : [a photographic history of exploration] by Richard Sale( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a chronological overview of exploration since the late nineteenth century, detailing the successful and failed expeditions that traveled the globe across terrains including ice, peaks, deserts, jungles, seas, and underworlds
The gyrfalcon by E Potapov( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first monograph on one of the most beautiful and admired birds in the world. The Gyrfalcon is the world's largest and most powerful falcon - a truly awe-inspiring bird which inhabits the ferociously inhospitable Arctic taiga, from Greenland and Iceland right across Siberia and northern Canada. Its plumage varies from a dark mottled grey to pure white - the white birds in particular are coveted by birders and falconers. Like other titles in the series, it covers all aspects of the species' biology, taxonomy, distribution, status and historical associations with mankind. The result is an exhaustively researched and enthrallingly readable biography of a spectacular bird, illustrated throughout with photographs and line drawings. "a good read, presenting much previously inaccessible information, as well as some interesting insights into some of the most remote and inhospitable places on earth." British Birds."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Dorset by Richard Sale( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arctic : the complete story by Richard Sale( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[D]ivided into chapters which explore the natural environment of the Arctic-the underlying geology, snow and ice, the climate and atmospheric phenomena-before considering human settlement and exploration." Also considers "human settlement and exploration", and looks "at travel to the various countries which fringe the Arctic."--Page 2 of cover
Somerset by Richard Sale( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dartmoor : the official National park guide by Richard Sale( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visitor's guide to the Cotswolds by Richard Sale( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the ends of the Earth : the history of Polar exploration by Richard Sale( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To the Ends of the Earth" provides an insight into the early history of the Polar regions, and tells the stories of man's first exploration of the Arctic and Antarctic, and subsequent expeditions
North Wales by Richard Sale( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polar reaches : the history of Arctic and Antarctic exploration by Richard Sale( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Polar Reaches tells the full story of the history of exploration of both the Arctic and Antarctic, revealing within its pages that the better-known phenomenal and amazing stories are not so unusual as they seem." "Scurvy, bad weather, and poor decisions frequently led to desperate situations. The men led by Adolphus Greeley were less fortunate than those on the Endurance: of twenty-five who set out, only seven were alive after three years in the harsh Arctic environment, during which they were reduced to eating boot leather, tallow, lichen, and - it was suspected - their dead comrades." "Still, new expeditions were regularly financed and, between the sixteenth and early twentieth centuries, the lands that were previously known largely through legend - the Arctic and Antarctic - were successfully explored and thoroughly mapped. Unfortunately, financial gain was often the incentive for these explorations. Whole populations of whales, seals, and other fur-bearing mammals were decimated as a result. Native peoples were captured and taken back to Europe to be put on display where, invariably, they sickened and died. European and American explorers often displayed a condescending attitude towards those they met; and many British parties suffered needlessly because they insisted upon maintaining their country's traditions rather than follow the examples of the indigenous people they encountered."--BOOK JACKET
Ibiza & Formentera by Richard Sale( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in Dutch and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On top of the world : climbing the world's 14 highest mountains by Richard Sale( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Côte d'Azur by Richard Sale( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madeira by Richard Sale( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everest and conquest in the Himalaya : science and courage on the world's highest mountain by Richard Sale( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating study of the dramatic history of Everest climbs describes in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in scientific knowledge that made the conquest possible. Their account gives a compelling insight into the science of mountaineering as well as the physical and psychological challenges faced
Provence & Côte d'Azur by Richard Sale( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The xenophobe's guide to the Icelanders by Richard Sale( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insightful, humorous look at Icelandic character and values. ""Not only has an Icelander held the title of World's Strongest Man, but there have been several Icelandic Miss Worlds. There have also been a surprising number of Icelandic chess grandmasters, and Iceland has more writers and artists per capita than any other country on earth. These facts reinforce the Icelanders' belief that they are a nation of strong, beautiful and intelligent people.""""The essence of Icelandic conversation is the insult. Ice
 
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A complete guide to Arctic wildlife
Alternative Names
Sejl, Ričard.

Languages
English (143)

Dutch (13)

German (2)

Polish (2)

Russian (2)

Covers
Italiaanse merenThe scramble for the Arctic : ownership, exploitation and conflict in the far northExplorers : [a photographic history of exploration]The gyrfalconDorsetThe Arctic : the complete storySomersetDartmoor : the official National park guide